A misguided floor fitter from Australia got brutally deceived by an Internet fraudster, who posed as Prince Harry on the social media.
According to official reports, the fraudster set up an account on Facebook with the names “Prince Harry” and contacted an unsuspecting workman. The workman believed he was being offered a contract for more than $1.3 million in order to replace the parquet floors in the Buckingham Palace with new ones. Unfortunately, the man believed he was contacted by the real Prince Harry and paid the fraudster a total of $382,000. The “contract” obliged him to transfer money to a Lloyds Bank account, which of course, had nothing to do with Prince Harry or other members of the Royal Family. The misguided floor fitter contacted the police after he didn’t hear from the “Prince” for some time. Unfortunately, he didn’t get back his money.
The reports also state that this isn’t the first fraudster to impersonate Prince Harry. Back in 2010 another criminal cheated several women into “donating” money to another account, while they believed they were giving their money for African orphans.